Eagle's Eyrie Challenge Course

Catlin Gabel's challenge course is located in the serene woods near the Murphy Athletic Complex.


The wood, cable, and rope course is strung between trees with platforms just above the ground. The challenge course has eight low elements.


The course was designed and built according to national guidelines and standards. Catlin Gabel faculty and staff members have been trained in the operation and safety of the individual elements.


Like many outdoor adventures, the challenge course pushes participants out of their comfort zone and into areas of learning and growth.


The low elements focus on collaborative problem solving. These challenges require group focus and the participants must work together to accomplish the task at hand, while providing safety systems for one another. The challenges call on each member of the team to participate and present unending opportunities for self-discovery and team growth.


Challenge course activities provide an environment that is full of new experiences and personal discoveries. The facilitator works with participants to debrief, reflect, focus on teamwork, and prepare for the group for bigger challenges including those found in their everyday lives.


Contact Lindsay Babbitt, Assistant Director of Outdoor Education, for more information about the Eagle Eyrie Challenge Course.

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